Ever since the $15 wage proposal was narrowly approved by City of SeaTac voters, municipal leaders in neighboring Seattle have pushed to impose the same edict.
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A rule for Republicans, credited to the iconic William F. Buckley, suggests voting for the most conservative candidate who can win. This sounds reasonable at first. What good is there in expending time, energy and money behind a principled conservative if the candidate is doomed to fail?
Next week we start Holy Week on the Christian calendar, an important time of introspection and self-analysis in the Christian tradition.
The expiration of key surveillance authorities this spring will force Congress to grapple with the sprawling spying activities exposed by Edward Snowden. Defenders of the status quo sound a familiar refrain: The National Security Agency’s programs are lawful and already subject to robust oversight. After all, they have been blessed not just by Congress but by the judges of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, or FISA court.
What’s the difference between growing up in an affluent family and growing up poor in America?
Folks in the Pacific Northwest may not like what Matt Ridley has to say, but we should consider his points about energy.
A bipartisan trio of U.S. senators, New Jersey’s Cory Booker, New York’s Kirsten Gillibrand and Kentucky’s Rand Paul, are sponsoring a bill to classify marijuana as a Schedule II drug, meaning the federal government would allow it be used as medicine.
Grays Harbor County’s unemployment rate was back up over 11 percent in the most recent monthly report (from January). Not the worst in the state, but near it. These stubborn high unemployment numbers raise questions about how we do business. And politics.
The Grays Harbor Early Learning Coalition applauds the Washington State Legislature for its strong bipartisan effort to pass the Early Start Act. Now, as we launch into the state budget process, we encourage the Legislature to fully fund the bill and affirm our state’s commitment to high-quality early learning programs that create long-term, positive outcomes for our children.
The large-scale production of domestic biodiesel should be something President Barack Obama strongly supports, due to his commitment to slowing the pace of climate change and reducing our dependence on fossil fuels. After all, the Environmental Protection Agency has certified that biodiesel can cut greenhouse gas emissions by almost 90 percent when compared to diesel made from petroleum.
Bombs on trains. Infernos on wheels.
The Justice Department’s report on Ferguson, Mo., reveals a major problem.
Thanks to the First Amendment, the United States is arguably the most religiously diverse – and most religiously free – society on earth.
When Hillary Clinton walks into a room the impression she leaves with one is that she believes she is the smartest person there. While this sort of imperiousness may be a great trait for Queen Elizabeth, it isn’t so good for a politician in the world’s premier democracy.
This spring, President Barack Obama and Republican leaders in Congress want to use an outdated process used to pass the North American Free Trade Agreement more than 20 years ago — a rule called “fast track” — to force through trade deals without a real debate or any amendments. And fast track would be used to speed passage of the giant Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, trade deal.